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was getting ready for a motorcade at the nuclear security summit, constance holden was struck at new york and 12th, feet from where she worked as a science writer. sherri ly is live in the news room with more on who she was. >> reporter: adventurous and vivacious is how en friends and co-workers are describing constance holden. she was unique, an original and those who knew her are at a total loss. at the mt. pleasant home she shared with her husband a d.c. police officer stopped by. friends called h -- her tancy. she was often seen riding her bike to her office. today a ghost bike painted white rests at the intersection in her memory. holden worked at the american association for advancement of science for 40 years. she was an award winning writer for its journal science, but also a talented pi annist, and artist. today her coworkers were devastated by her death. >> she was an absolutely wonderful reporter and also a unique personality. a funny, compassionate woman. we're going to miss her very much not only for her compassion and humor but because of her professionalism. >> reporter: no
is in mourning today. mourning over it is loss of a journalist. talented artist. cou constance holden. the accident is now under investigation. news4's tom sherwood joins us live from northwest with more on the life of constance holden. tom? >> reporter: heavy police presence and military force presence here around the convention center. it has been marred by this terrible bike incident. a police officer delivered flowers to the home of constance holden. the mt. pleasant woman who worked as a journalist for 40 years for the american association for the advancement of science in downtown washington. >> we are deeply shocked and saddened. we send our sincere condolences to john and the rest of her family and friends. it has been a terrible, sad day. she was very accomplished and well-regarded. she is going to be horribly missed. >> worked for this association since 1907. >> 40 years. >> reporter: holden, 68, was struck and killed monday afternoon by a d.c. national guard's five-ton truck as she was routinely riding her bicycle home from her office at 12th and new york avenues. >> it was
a national guard vehicle and a woman on a bicycle. 68-year-old constance holden was riding her bike near the convention center when she was hit about this same time last night. tom sherwood joins us from northwest d.c. with more on who constance holden was. tom? >> reporter: this summit is winding down. tomorrow all the security stuff behind me will be gone. but the pain is still just settling in. family friends were delivering food and the police officer delivered flowers tuesday to the home of constance holden, the mt. pleasant woman that worked as a magazine journalist 40 years for the american association for the advancement of science in downtown washington. >> deeply shocked and saddened. we send our sincere condolences to john and her husband, the rest of their family and friends. it has been a terrible, sad day. she was very accomplished and very well-regarded. she is going to be horribly missed. >> reporter: worked for the association since 1970. >> 40 years. >> reporter: holden, 68, was struck and killed monday afternoon by a d.c. national guard five-ton truck as she was routin
-- to approve sanctions against iran. >> to wthank you. >>> constance holden died after a d.c. national guard vehicles struck her yesterday on 12th street and new york ave. she was just feet from her job at the american association for the advancement of science. she worked there for more than 40 years. >> it is a shock. we celebrate her life and we feel privileged to have worked with her. >> it bicyclist association plans to install a memorial at the scene of the accident which is still under investigation. >>> michelle obama made a surprise visit to the devastated capital of haiti today. the first lady and joe biden took a helicopter -- took a helicopter tour of port-au- prince. she made the surprise stopped on her way to mexico. >>> new developments in that police beating caught on tape in a park. police have launched an investigation but the student's family says the attack was unprovoked and some are calling for accountability. brad bell has the latest. >> accountability is a bit of an understatement. the family is calling for prison time for the officers involved. we heard from the chie
that bicycle who was killed in that accident. she is 68-year-old constance holden. she is a portrait artist and a skin science journalist and wrote for science magazine and reportedly just left work yesterday evening when she was involved in this accident, struck by that d.c. national guard truck at 12th and new york avenues. she was died on the scene. now, there is still a very large police presence here around the convention center today. there are a lot of different traffic patterns because of all of the road closures. but really so far so good today. we've had no major problems. >> the nuclear summit day two. widespread road closures still in place, but drivers continue to heed the warnings. although a little heavier than monday, traffic is still lighter than usual. >> it was actually a straight shot. we came from baltimore. so. >> better than usual? >> actually, it was. >> well, it's not too bad coming down. >> it was not bad at all actually. actually less than normal. so pretty good. >> this is the final day of the summit. but with so many dignitaries in town, it will take awhile for
in dc sits at the intersection of the deadly accident. a 5 1/2 ton national guard truck hit constance holden. holden was a painter and veteran journalist for the american association for the advancement of science magazine. >> i think everyone is stunned and mourning and grieving in their own personal way. >> unique personality. absolutely wonderful reporter, a gifted oil painter and a funny, compassionate woman. >> reporter: the demand -- the commanding general of the dc national guard issued a statement. >>> dc police are investigating after a metro bus struck a pedestrian. it happened tuesday night near alabama avenue and irving street southeast. emergency crews say the man is expected to survive. his name has not been released. >>> there's new fallout from a police beating we first showed you on 9 news more than a month ago. the prince georges county police talked to reporters on tuesday after suspending one officer and trying to identify two more caught on tape during a disturbance after the duke basketball game on march 3rd. he chief say he sees no justification for the beating
is constance holden. she was a journalist and was also an artist. the investigation into her death is ongoing. >>> president obama's schedule is moving forward as he works to find a replacement for john paul stevens. he will meet with democratic and republican senators next wednesday to get feedback. the white house says mr. obama has about 10 candidates on his short list. >>> a controversial -- controversy as one chairman facing a $300 a day fine. the citation was issued because [inaudible] but he failed to file a permit application. his spokeswoman says the attorney is working on filing necessary paperwork. he is running for mayor against adrian fenty. also new, money is on the mind of bob ehrlich. the republican is criticizing martin o'malley and democrats for not scaling back state funding and planning future deficits after the november elections. committed democrat and republican lawmakers are working together. coming up, sarah palin likes her first-class flights and bendable straws, but there is a reason why that was supposed to remain a secret. a russian boys sent back home. the big de
holden and a national guard truck -- constance holden. police are urging drivers and pedestrians to be extremely vigilant, especially with the changing traffic pattern. near 12th street and new york avenue more police on patrol. less than 24 hours after a 68- year-old northwest resident was killed when she collided with a d.c. national guard truck during the second day of the nuclear security summit. she was on her bicycle. some say the news makes getting around even harder. >> it is unnerving. >> officials don't want another accident. although traffic moved pretty smoothly on monday, they're living up to the warnings. >> the was not much traffic in the area. but today it is pretty packed. >> sirens flood the streets at every turn. police are cracking down at intersections near the perimeter. even those on foot are facing roadblocks, getting tied up at streetcorners. >> just waiting. i guess you cannot cross either way. there's a procession. >> as each motorcade passes by, the roads are shut down several minutes. laterhis evening most restrictions will be lifted. many are countin
, indico un portavoz del departamento de transporte... por otra parte, fue identificada como constance holden, la ciclista que perdio la vida ayer al ser impactada por un vehiculo militar que bloqueaba el paso en los alrededores... dos trabajadores de metro han sido suspendidos sin paga, por no haber seguido los parametros de operacion adecuados, durante el descarrilamiento de un tren en marzo, lo que tambien causo daños a los rieles... el operador del tren fue suspendido por 30 dias, y otro empleado a cargo de monitorear el movimiento del tren en el brentwood rail yard, tambien ha sido suspendido por 10- dias, por haber violado reglamentos de operacion, indico un portavoz de la agencia... la asamblea de maryland aprobo una serie de legislaciones durante su ultimo dia de sesiones... entre ellas estan una medida que permite hacer mas facil procesar a miembros de las pandillas juveniles e imponer penalidades mas duras la asamblea tambien aprobo una legislacion que permite a jovenes de 16 aÑos registrarse para votar cuando obtengan sus licencias de conducir, o en otro lugar de regi
about the bicyclist killed in d.c. yesterday. constance holden was hit by a national guard truck. matt ackland has the news edge on that. >> reporter: it happened in this intersection behind me along new york avenue. i will get out of the way. if we push in, you might be able to see the flowers placed near the spot where holden was killed yesterday. brian, that building in the background, that is the american association for advancement of science. that is where holden worked. she was an accomplished journalist. she wrote many awards writing for science magazine. she began working here in 1970. we believe she was on her way home when she was hit. she was often biking to and from her home in mount pleasant where she shared a home with her husband. the accident is under investigation tonight. a witness told us that he believed she was struck by one of the huge national guard vehicles that was moving into place to secure a motorcade that was moving toward here or moving to and from the nuclear summit. today we had a chance to speak to someone about holden. >> she was very accomplished sci
summit security detail has been identified as constance holden. the collision happened on 12th and new york city avenue last night. and councilman jim graham released a statement. he said i want to express my grief and sorrow for the family of constant holden. she is a resident of mount pleasant. we have spoke on the the family and i am making resources of my office available to them as they deal with this tragedy in such a public fashion. so while government's activity appears rather quiet here around the convention center, life has been, to some degree, disrupted. >> i'm feeling like a stranger in my own city. >> reporter: the neighborhood, where john boyle lives has transformed in to a top national security zone forcing the washingtonian to change up his daily routine. >> a lot of inconvenience. just getting back and forth to my house to the metro, metro back to my house and even just walking down the street, cars everywhere. people everywhere. and just been a mad house for the last two days. >> reporter: practically bullied off the roads by these commanding motorcades carrying dign
delivered flowers to the holden home in mount pleasant today. constance holden, known as tansy to her friends would take her bike to work when the weather was nice. an investigation is under way to determine what went wrong monday. the accident happened in front of a fox 5 news crew. at the time there were several motorcades passing by new york avenue when it appears one of the huge national guard trucks hit holden. a witness heard everything from a third story window. >> terrible noise and i streamed. >> reporter: at the american association for the advancement of science today, employees were shaken by the death of such a beloved colleague. >> very sad. very sad. >> holden wrote for science magazine for 40 years. over those years she won numerous awards. this was her latest article in the april issue. >> she was a very accomplished science journalist. she won an award from the national mental health association for a series of papers on schizophrenia and depression. >> reporter: she was a talented pi yanist -- pianist and artist. >> we are going to miss her very much not only for he
. it happened monday at the intersection of 1th street and new york avenue. 68-year-old constance holden was apparently heading home on her bicycle when she was truck by a five-ton national guard truck right outside of her office building. the truck had been getting ready for a motorcade at the nuclear security summit. holden was a science reporter for the national association for the advancement of science. >>> there are new developments emerging from summit. it appears china isied to join other nations in supporting sanctions against iran. ukraine says it will give up its supply of uranium by 2012. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> this was the first summit of its kind hosting leaders from 47 countries. the next summit will be in south korea. that will be in 012. >>> president obama will be in poland this weekend to attend the state funeral for the polish president. he and 94 others including his wife were killed in a plane crash on saturday. there was a mass in their honor yesterday. investigators blamed
vehicle yesterday. 68-year-old constance holden was riding her bike near the convention center when she was struck. the vehicle was assigned to a motorcade for the nuclear summit. holden was a veteran journalist for a signs journal. the accident is under investigation. >>> at the summit today, president obama warned of a potential catastrophe should nuclear components fall into the hands of terrorists. aside from clear concerns about iran, the big topic on the agenda is so-called loose nukes. steve handelsman has our story. >> reporter: at his huge security summit president obama issued warn. >> at the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down. but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen bombs. it is a nuke the size of an april until a truck or a shipping container. sent by terrorists like al qaeda and they are trying today to get that nuclear. >> were they to do so? it would be a catastrophe for the world. causing extraordinary loss of life and striking a major blow to global peace and stability. >> rep
in the district are investigating a deadly accident that occurred during the summit. 68-year-old constance holden was riding her bike home from work when she collided with a military truck near 12th street and new york avenue northwest. that truck belonged to the national guard and was leading a motorcade for one of the heads of state. holden worked for the american association for the advancement of science for 40 years. no charges have been filed. >>> 5:38 is your time. you might be footing the bill for the district's budget woes. >> police beat a student in college park. it's caught on tape. the new step toward possible criminal charges. >> do you need your umbrella today? we'll see. [ male announcer ] this year, get the most out of your lawn with the fertilizer that gives you the most for your money. scotts turf builder. it has what other fertilizers don't. scotts patented all in one granule. every key nutrient combined into a single particle so every part of your lawn gets more even feeding. bargain brands have separate nutrients on separate particles, so feeding can be hit or miss. and a lo
in a traffic accident near the nuclear summit. 68-year-old constance holden died after being hit by d.c. national guard vehicle at the intersection of new york avenue and 12th street. she was an artist and longtime reporter for the journal "science." >> the fbi has joined the investigation againsinto detailf papolice brutality. >> prince george's county police officers using batons to beat student jack mckenna. authorities have launched their local investigation into the march 30 incident, but now the fbi is involved. chief roberto hylton condemned the actions of his officers and said yesterday one-person has been suspended. the department is in talks with various sources to identify the other officers in the video. police are asking people with video to come forward. a swat team last year raided the home of the berwyn heights mayor calvo and killed his dogs. >> thank you. a computer error prevented the west virginia coal mine, where 29 people died last week, from receiving a warning about safety violations. it would have demanded that the mine operator massey energy, improve conditio
killed near dc. last night a five and a half ton truck hit 58-year-old constance holden. it happened when the truck was moving into the intersection to block traffic for a motorcade heading to the nuclear summit. holden was a painter and veteran journalist for the american association for the advancement of science magazine. >> i think everyone is just stunned and mourning and just grieving in their own personal way. >> a unique personality. an absolutely wonderful reporter. a gifted oil painter. and a funny, compassionate woman. >> her husband refused to comment today. the national guard issued a statement that says in part we are all saddened by the accident. our thoughts and prayers go out to mrs. holden's family. >>> right now police are looking for a man accused of raping a woman in alexandria. that happened around midnight last week in alexandria. officers say a man grabbed the victim and threatened her with a box cutter and forced her into the alley and raped her. it put women in the area on alert. >> i feel like it's a safe area. this is just like a freak incident. but i do hope p
near the nuclear summit. 68-year-old constance holden died after being hit by a d.c. national guard vehicle at new york avenue at 12th street. she was a reporter for the journal "xiant." >> the fbi is investigating the beating of a university of maryland student by if two prince george county police officers. student jack mckenna was beaten unconscious. one police officer has been suspended. the police chief, roberto hylton, says there will be more suspensions. a former federal mine safety official will lead an investigation into the deadly coal mine explosion last week in west virginia. the governor has asked the chief to conduct an independent investigation into the blast that killed 29. the washington post is reporting the agency is being criticized for asking the man who oversaw a inspections to lead the probe into the explosion. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. it says it will stop selling a lexus suv because of rollover concerns. consumer reports issued "don't buy" label for the 2010 gx460. toyota says it will conduct its own tests and is alerting curre
the convention center on monday. 68-year-old constance holden was apparently headed home on her bike when she was struck by a five ton national guard truck at the intersection of 12th and new york avenues right outside her office building that. truck had been getting ready for a motorcade at the nuclear security summit. she was a veteran journalist and painter. those who knew her are at a total loss. >> she was an absolutely wonderful reporter and also a unique personality, a funny compassionate woman. we are going to miss her very much not only for her compassion and her humor but because of her professionalism. >> holden was a science report forth american association for the advancement of science. she is survived by her husband. the nuclear summit is now over t look like china is now red yankee to join other countries in supporting sanctions against iran. ukraine says it will give up its supply of uranium by 2012. president obama says the real concern isn't fighting between countries. it is nuclear power landing in the hands of terrorists. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between na
. this ghost bike was set up in northwest. 68-year-old constance holden was killed on monday when she collided with a dc national guard truck. the guard and city police are investigating. >>> world leaders will hold a followup to the summit in 2012. they will see if they are meeting their goals to secure the nuclear weapons. the goal is to secure nuclear stockpiles at the end of four years. >> we have world leaders who have just announced that, in fact, this is a commitment they are making. i believe they take their commitments very seriously. >> reporter: in the wake of the summit the president of iran is drafting a letter to president obama. he says if the u.s. softens its stance iran would react positively. >>> the much-praised contract between the district and the teachers union could be in jeopardy all because of a huge mass mistake which cost hundreds of teachers their jobs. alex trevino is live with the latest. it is like thinking you have no money and reaching in your pocket and finding a dollar but finding millions in the books here at dc public schools is ruining the lives of many in
northwest. 68-year-old constance holden was heading home on her bike when she was struck by a 5-ton national guard truck right outside of her office building. the truck had been getting ready for a noter cade. tolden, phone as tansy is from the american association and advancement of science. >>> and it appears china is ready to join other nations in supporting sanctions against iran. chile has turned over his uranium to the u.s. and the ukraine will give up its supply by 2012 and mexico will turn over its uranium as well. the president said the problem is nuclear power getting into hands of terrorists. it hopes leaders in 4700 countries will benefit. >>> and a suspect has been sentenced in a murder over a decade old. >>> and holly is working under the hood this morning. holly. >> reporter: actually we just closed the hoot because we did our car maintenance and now we're moving on to car care. there is a right and wrong way to capital expenditure your car. and the car coach who is hanging out with us this morning, lauren fix will give us everything we need to know to make our car sparkle and
-year-old constance holden was a science reporter for the american association of the advancement of science. she was headed home on her bicycle on monday when she was struck by a national guard truck it the atta the intersect of 12th and new york avenues right outside her office building. holden was a veteran journalist and painter. >>> the summit wrapped up with world leaders agreeing to secure all of their nuclear materials within four years. president obama first called for it man one year ago in prague and response to the increased threat against the world from terrorists trying to make nuclear weapons. the countries agreed to cooperate more extensively. they also agreed to share information on detection and how to prevent trafficking. >>> some other stories making headlines, voters went to the polls in the first u.s. house race since congress passed the president's health care bill. >> it was democrat versus republican. we'll tell you who won. >>> first lady michelle obama makes a surprise visit to earthquake-devastated haiti. we'll hear from the first lady. you are watching
that summit. 68-year-old constance holden was riding her bike home from work monday night when she collided with a military truck near 12th street and new york avenue. that truck was leading a motorcade for one of the heads of state. holden was a long-time journalist who worked for the american association of the advancement of science for 40 years. to charges b have been filed. >>> according to president obama, that summit was a success in making america and the world a safer place. all leaders who attended endorsed the president's goal of securing nuclear materials within four years. they agreed to work more closely with the u.p. u.n. on that goal. president obama says the consensus was ha nuke terrorism is one of the most serious throats global security. >> even as we fulfill our national responsibilities this threat cannot be addressed by countries working in isolation. we've committed ourselves to a sustained effective prax international cooperation on national security and we call on other nations to join us. >> several nations agreed to give up their enriched uranium to keep it from
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